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Vietnam shipping execs sentenced to death for embezzlement

person Orange Themes access_time Feb 23,2017

Bao moi - HANOI: Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that

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Timbers loan Lucas Melano to Belgrano in Argentina

person Orange Themes access_time Jan 09,2017

Yahoo News PORTAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have loaned midfielder Lucas Melano to Atletico Belgrano of Argentina.

Image : To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq

To Mosul and back: Sunni Arabs seek place in a shifting Iraq

person Orange Themes access_time Nov 18,2016

By John Davison NEAR BASHIQA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Kurdish forces began rounding up his relatives and friends, 23-year-old Iraqi Omar Abdallah fled with his pregnant wife and four brothers to Mosul. At the time, life under Islamic State seemed

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Spending deficit estimated at VND20.1 trillion in first four months

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Nhan dan - NDO - Vietnam’s spending deficit in the first four months of 2017 was estimated at VND20.1 trillion (nearly US$890 million), the lowest level in recent years, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO)....

Is Vietnam spending too much on infrastructure?

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Vietnamnet - Statistics show that Vietnam is among Asia’s biggest spenders on infrastructure....

Vietnamese businesses are spending more on branding

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Vietnamnet - Nike and Adidas are willing to pay 10-17 percent of their profits for their marketing campaigns. Will Vietnamese businesses do the same?...

Why Europe should boost defense spending, South Sudan’s instability a threat beyond borders, Press freedom vital to democracy, ‘Grexit’ will not get the green light, Iraq’s enemy after Islamic State: corruption

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Yahoo News “[US] Vice President Mike Pence assured [Europeans at the recent Munich Security Conference] that Washington’s commitment to Nato is strong...,” states an editorial. “He also made a very good point about expenditure: if Europe wants a...

Spending time with a ‘disappearing’ people

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EN VietNamNet - VietNamNet Bridge – Pham Mai Huong quit a regular job to travel full time, and is rewarded with a once-in-a-lifetime experience in northernmost Mongolia with the Tsaatan tribe. Hong Van reports....

France calls on Germany to hike investment spending

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Bao moi - BERLIN: French Economy Minister Michel Sapin has dismissed a US attack on Germany's trade surplus but urged Europe's biggest economy to boost its spending on investment....

Canada's tourism spending hits 20-year high on weak dollar

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Yahoo News - By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Tourism spending in Canada jumped the most in nearly 20 years in the third quarter of 2016, official data showed on Thursday, pushed up in part by a weak Canadian dollar that has cut the cost of...

BlackBerry spending $75 million on autos hub over several years

access_timeDec 19,2016 chat_bubble_outline59

Canada's BlackBerry Ltd plans to invest C$100 million ($75 million) in a new autonomous vehicle-testing hub over several years, the company's chief executive said on Monday, marking a change of direction for the smartphone pioneer. "Most of all the...

Nigeria's leader wants spending spree to boost economy

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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari proposed Wednesday a multi-billion dollar jump in spending designed to lift the nation out of the "most challenging economic situation" in its history. Following the global crash in commodity prices,...

U.S. urges Taiwan to increase defense spending given China threat

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By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Defense spending in Taiwan has not kept pace with the threat posed by China and should be increased, a senior U.S. defense official said on Tuesday, days after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump touched off...

Obama signs bill boosting spending on cancer research

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has signed into law legislation that makes new investments in cancer research and battling drug abuse....

Brazil Senate approves 20-year spending freeze

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Brasília (AFP) - Brazil's Senate on Tuesday approved a 20-year government spending freeze billed as the centerpiece of austerity reforms aimed at restoring economic health to the troubled Latin American giant....

Shutdown averted, Senate backs stop-gap spending bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With less than hour to spare, the Senate late Friday backed legislation averting a government shutdown as coal-state Democrats retreated on long-term health care benefits for retired miners and promised a renewed fight for the...

House to clear stopgap spending, water projects measures

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is advancing hard-fought legislation to help Flint, Michigan, fix its lead-tainted water system and speed next year's confirmation for retired Gen. James Mattis as President-elect Donald Trump's defense secretary....

Australia economy slows as government spending falls

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Australia's economy contracted for just the fourth quarter in 25 years, official data showed Wednesday, slowing the annual growth rate to 1.8 percent amid weaker government and consumer spending on top of softer trade figures. The Australian Bureau...

Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and speeding drug approvals and readying a separate stopgap spending bill to prevent the...

Eurozone ministers torpedo EU plans for more spending

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Eurozone finance ministers, led by Germany and the Netherlands, on Monday scrapped a European Commission proposal for richer countries to spend more in order to boost a lacklustre European economy. The Commission, the EU's executive arm, last month...

Norway government aims to sign 2017 spending plan on Saturday: source

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Norway's right wing minority coalition expects to sign a deal with centrist partners in parliament on Saturday for a 2017 fiscal budget, which would rescue the government from collapse, a source close to the talks told Reuters. The ruling coalition...

Australia boosts spending to keep Great Barrier Reef off 'in danger' list

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By Colin Packham SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will spend A$1.3 billion ($965.3 million) in the next five years to improve the water quality and wellbeing of the Great Barrier Reef to prevent the World Heritage Site being placed on the United...

Global economic agency urges more infrastructure spending

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PARIS (AP) — An international economic agency said Monday that the kind of infrastructure spending promised by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump could boost global growth, but warned that protectionist tendencies hurt prosperity....

Fed's Fischer says govt spending can boost productivity

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Properly directed government spending -- including infrastructure spending as President-elect Donald Trump has promised -- can boost the economy's productive capacity, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer said Monday. Although details remain...

House GOP says Trump wants spending bill through March

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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans leaders say President-elect Donald Trump wants a short-term spending bill to keep the government running through March of next year....

Spending yields mixed results in fight for state high courts

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SEATTLE (AP) — Millions of dollars in campaign spending produced mixed results for the conservative and liberal groups seeking to sway state supreme courts around the country....

Canada government plans further spending to buoy economy

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal government doubled down Tuesday on efforts to force an end to years of stagnant growth through spending, by announcing Can$81 billion ($61 billion US) in new infrastructure outlays. In a fiscal...

Outside spending increases in Wisconsin Senate race

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Conservative spending to boost Sen. Ron Johnson continued to pour into Wisconsin on Tuesday, while Democratic former Sen. Russ Feingold looked for a lift from Hillary Clinton's running mate, who was returning to campaign in the...

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